Sunday, 9 September 2018

Heading to harbour ...

The lookout shouted "the inlet is up ahead"..

Harald Orsted moved back from the centre of the boat and told the steers man to take her in slowly..
It had been a tough time over the last few months but he'd managed to work his way back homewards; soon he would be arriving at his cousin Angstrom Angstromsen's settlement - there would be much to catch up on...

[longship as shown in previous post finished and crew painted] 

Saturday, 11 August 2018

work in progress in the shipyards ...

The newly acquired ship has been repaired and modified; I added some decking for based figures and decided on 4 rowers each side, using some plastic oars I had rather than the metal ones which were somewhat clunky; an old paintbrush handle for the mast - sail to be done.
With work on this ship in progress thought I ought to get the others out for inspection and minor repairs. I had some rowers already, I decided to keep 4 of them to use with this small ship, which can be setup with sail down or raised.
I have three large ships, I will see if I can tweak at least one of them so that plastic oars can be used with them too. The small fleet...
surplus rowing figures will be converted to seated warriors either to go in ships or sit in the great hall.

Thursday, 9 August 2018

newly arrived in the shipyard .....

newly arrived on the workbench - picked up off Ebay for good price - a small longboat and crew - something to work on - the resin hull needs some repairs...

Saturday, 30 June 2018

Ten years !!

The Nothelm chronicle has reached its 10 year anniversary...

---oXo---

The monks at the abbey of Wuduceastre are about their daily business; two monks make their way to the scriptorium - they have new entries to add to the chronicle ....
 Meanwhile Brothers Alfric and Durwin have gone up to nearby hills to read the latest news to the dragons ...

Tuesday, 19 June 2018

Thegn Rodor and his mounted retinue ...

Thegn Rodor is returning to Wuduceastre after a failed attempt to intercept some viking raiders ...
[I've added 5 more mounted men, some older style figs I picked up off Ebay; they fit in Ok with the six Gripping Beast ones I had already].

Sunday, 8 April 2018

A selection of scenes ....

finished painting the miscellaneous figures I obtained recently ...

 priests in action ....

a selection of workers....

supplies to the great hall ...

trouble with a stray walrus ......

Sunday, 1 April 2018

The great hall completed ....

The great hall build project is finished; the roof made using felt looks quite effective, so may use the same scheme again. Have put some sort of indication of decorating carving around the front entrance ....


Roof and side wall off, ready for a story line style interior shot ...
interior shot a bit bare at the moment, a bit more window dressing, seated figures etc will improve the overall effect